Beautiful south American evergreen shrub or small tree can occasionally grow up to 25 feet tall in mild winter climates. In areas with colder winters or snow load grows naturally as a 6 to 8 foot bush. Withstands pruning well and can be kept to any size. Often used as a hedge plant, or can be fo... (continued below)
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Pineapple Guavas (Feijoa sellowiana)
Beautiful south American evergreen shrub or small tree can occasionally grow up to 25 feet tall in mild winter climates. In areas with colder winters or snow load grows naturally as a 6 to 8 foot bush. Withstands pruning well and can be kept to any size. Often used as a hedge plant, or can be formed into an espalier. Has attractive cinnamon colored shaggy bark that is particularly showy when trained to tree form.Pest free leaves are shiny green above with silvery undersides. Large fuchsia like flowers are very showy with their sweet edible pale pink petals and showy tufted red centers. They are very attractive to hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. The tasty 2 to 4 inch green fruit has sweet and tangy pulp and has a mild hint of pineapple and mint. We like to cut them down the middle and scoop out their pulp with a spoon and can also be eaten skin and all. Plants are easy to grow, disease free and drought tolerant once established. Most productive with irrigation. Seedlings need 2 for pollination and self fertile varieties produce heavier crops planted with a second variety or a seedling. Hardy to about 5 to 10 degrees, they are grown from zone 7 (sheltered areas) thru 9.
Very large round to oval shaped fruit can weigh up 1/2 pound each! Sweet with an excellent flavor, they are considered to be one of the earliest ripening varieties. Partially self fertile, but will produce more fruit with a second variety growing nearby f
Very early ripening variety from the Nikita Botanic Garden in the Ukraine, it has a compact growth habit good for small gardens and intensive plantings. Large and tasty fruit. Variety brought to the US by the fruit explorers at Northwoods Nursery in Orego
Seedlings of the above named varieties. We have planted many of these out and though there is some variability in fruit size, we have found them all to be very productive, tasty, good flavored and sweet. They have started bearing as early as the named va